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Top 15 Divas Who Were Allegedly Strippers

It’s impossible to deny that sexuality, even in this day and age of TV-PG, plays a huge role in wrestling, particularly when it comes to the female entertainers. It’s a testament to fans for showing WWE that, through NXT, women’s wrestling should be taken seriously. But if we can be serious, none of those women would get a chance if there wasn’t some level of sex appeal involved. The days of a 40-year-old woman wrestling in a one-piece bathing suit are over and done. Hell, the days of seeing any out of shape wrestling is likely out of shape, as most of the top male Superstars look like Greek Gods.

The WWE may try to play it down, “real” wrestling fans may try to play it down and even the wrestlers themselves may try to play it down, but there is no downplaying the fact that women wrestlers are using their sexuality as a commodity...and they should. It’s not easy to make it in wrestling and keep their bodies in shape while also conveying a charisma many women don’t have is a skill. Many will pretend it’s not a skill, or not a skill they possess, but they’re playing coy because of who else has that skill...strippers.

We’re not going to debate the morality of stripping because everyone has their own opinion, but the undeniable fact is that strippers need to have many of the same characteristics as wrestlers. They need to be in shape, they need to have charisma and they need to be able to maintain a character. Is it any surprise that so many of the women in wrestling’s roots can be found on the poles of gentlemen’s clubs of North America?

Some of the women on this list are 100 percent confirmed and some are rumors with very strong evidence suggesting a clothing-removal past. Here are 15 wrestling divas who have allegedly been strippers:

15 Ryan Shamrock 

via prowrestling.wikia.com

14 Shelly Martinez 

via fanpop.com

13 Beulah McGillicutty 

via fanpop.com

12 Kimona Wanalaya  

via pinterest.com

11 Tammy Sytch 

via examiner.com

10 Nidia 

via 411mania.com

9 Missy Hyatt 

via mastersofringentertainment.com

8 April Hunter 

via gerweck.net

7 Chastity 

via flickr.com

6 Gorgeous George 

via ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com

5 Elektra 

via onlineworldofwrestling.com

4 Christy Hemme 

via fanpop.com

3 Lita 

via fightnetwork.com

2 Traci Brooks 

via prowrestling.wikia.com

1 Gail Kim 

via impactwrestling.com

Gail Kim should have been huge in WWE and she had two chances, but for some reason, things never clicked and she doesn’t have many nice things to say about her time in that company. Between her stints with the company, she worked for a Korean cell phone company as a topless model, showing off the breasts she had augmented before entering the wrestling world. It’s unknown if she did it for wrestling or for her time as an alleged stripper in her home country of Canada, however brief that may have been. Kim had two much more successful runs in TNA than she did with her two stints in WWE. Now pushing 40 and recently married to celebrity chef Robert Irvine, it’s hard to believe that Kim will ever reach the heights she saw in her wrestling career again.

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